Director of Career Services

South University West Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
Jul 02, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Apply Now Director of Career ServicesSouth University West Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of AmericaReq #49 Monday, July 1, 2019 Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.

The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.


Responsible for developing strategy and optimizing operational effectiveness for South University Career Services in support of the promotion of compliance and achievement of University goals.This is achieved through training and support of campus Career Services personnel, managing graduate employment metrics and development of employer partnerships to expand opportunities for South University alumni.


  • Participate in the development of short and long term strategic planning for Career Services and provide leadership in the development of programs that will better serve the needs of the South University students, graduates and alumni
  • Provide assistance to University Administration, and South University executive committees related to career services operations.Work collaboratively with other functional areas to accomplish the goals of the department.
  • Administer University Wide initiatives to improve graduate employment outcomes as evidenced by increased rates of graduate employment in field related positions and average salary
  • Develop and provide training to career services staff on effective marketing and outreach strategies; train and mentor all new Directors of Career Services and Deans of Student Affairs in all areas of operations, strategy, procedures and marketing
  • Plan, oversee and assist in delivering career programs, training materials and workshops designed to prepare students for the job market
  • Conduct market research as required to identify corporations and associations to expand South University’s base of employers and identify trends relevant to South University’s program areas
  • Oversee compliance with Career Services Policies and Procedures and participate with the development of new Policies and Processes; uphold systems to assure data integrity, including validation of documented placements and conducting comprehensive annual audits on a minimum of 75% of South University graduate employment records
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Reports to:South University Assistant Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Supervises:Indirectly supervises Directors of Career Services
  • Interacts with:University Administration, Academic Program Chairs, Communications, South University campus Presidents, Deans of Student Affairs, Deans of Academic Affairs and Operations, Program Directors, Employers, Alumni, EDMC Student Affairs and Career Services Staff, Program Advisory Committees, vendors

  • Master’s degree or equivalent desirable with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Human Resources Management, Career Development, Business or Marketing
  • Ten or more years of strong career services management experience and/or student guidance experience in a post-secondary education setting
  • Knowledge of the career decision making and job seeking process
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills with student and staff populations
WORK ENVIRONMENT:The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to observe and evaluate students, clinical sites, and clinical coordinators and also participate in a variety of conferences and meetings.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include ability to adjust focus and close vision.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

Other detailsPay TypeSalaryRequired EducationBachelor’s Degree
  • South University West Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America
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